I started skiing in November 2016 and joined Sharks Ski Club in March 2017 as a very nervous, scared and diffident skier, thanks to the Sharks my confidence has grown tremendously and hopefully will continue to grow.
Not been skiing for long but hooked.
After a year in the cafe watching Dylan ski with the Sharks, I decided to try the level 1 instructors course so I could help out if needed and hopefully gain a few skills to enable me to keep up on the slopes.
The keeping up hasn’t worked but learning a lot and having fun anyway!
I spend the week in front of a screen looking after IT contracts and challenges, with a snow capped mountain image on my desktop to keep me going until the next ski adventure.
SKI ROSSENDALE – SUMMER RACE LEAGUE
The previous two outings were ace so don’t miss the third race meeting in Rossendale Ski Club’s Summer Race League on Sunday 16th June. Register through me for this one, my contact details are at the foot of this message. If you are considering taking part, let me have your name and DOB nice and early as Rossendale would like to formulate a list of possible entries to help save time later.
Both of these fun Slalom events consist of two individual timed runs in the morning followed by head to head races following lunch. The head to head races are matched according to your earlier timed runs so are evenly matched and great fun! You youngsters might even end up racing your mum or dad!
The event is open to all ages and abilities of skier and is a great introduction to racing in a friendly, fun atmosphere without the normal race day pressures of the more ‘formal’ meetings.
BUMPS BUMPS BUMPS! Part Two…..
After the resounding success of the Moguls session that we ran in March, we are very pleased to be able to announce the next session, on 25th May.
Once again we are excited that Ian and Ania (England Moguls Coaches) will be running this session for Sharks Club members.
The plan is that Ian and Ania will come to the Sharks session between 9 and 11 in the morning. Anyone interested will then have a short break for refreshments / lunch, then, we will run an additional 2 hours moguls session. You will have an opportunity to practice skiing moguls and, with their support, develop skills that increase your confidence and enjoyment in the bumps.
The cost of the sessions will be £45. Please note that this includes the morning Sharks session. This therefore means that for those who normally pay £29 for the sharks session, you will be getting an additional two hours coaching for just £16. Not only that, but the price includes a full day pass for the day at Snozone. This therefore means that should you wish to stay on the snow afterwards, then you can, at no extra cost. Bargain!
Anyone interested in the session, will need to pay the British Moguls Academy directly by the 17th March. Details are below;
Account name: the British Moguls Academy
Account number: 11565541
Sort code: 09-01-29
Once you’ve made a booking, just email firstname.lastname@example.org saying who will be attending the session, how comfortable they are skiing moguls and what they want out of the session.
Also, if you have any questions, just send an email to the same address.
We will be holding our Annual General Meeting on 18th May 2019.
All members are invited to come along and participate in the meeting.
The Meeting will start at 11:30 after the Skiing Session at Xscape, Castleford.
This will be a great opportunity to hear updates from our team regarding the last years activity at Sharks, and receive the annual accounts.
Agenda for the meeting, and Minutes from last year can be found here…
As usual we will also be appointing Committee Members for the coming year. We are always keen to have new committee members, and this year we will have a number of vacant posts. In particular, I will be stepping down as Club Secretary. If anyone is interested in taking up this, or any other position on the Committee, then please get in touch with me, before the meeting on the 18th.
Nominations can be sent to me by email at email@example.com
A list of Committee positions and current incumbents can be found here…
In addition we are also looking for a new female Club Captain.
Grace Slater will be stepping down from this role at the AGM, and we would like someone to work alongside current male Captain, Tom Hill, to represent the views of our junior members.
If you are interested in becoming Club Captain, then please email me your name, and a short description of yourself, and why you would like to do it to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to, then please add a photograph of yourself.
Deadline for nominations is Midnight Thursday 9th May.
This is on order for us to be able to organise a vote among the junior members in time for the AGM.
Any questions or queries, then just drop me a line.
Otherwise, I look forward to seeing you all there.
Please see the website for details of the Sharks 2020 Holiday to Champoluc in Italy.